||Knott Family Obituaries
Alvina (Knott) Berg
Bremerton Sun, Tuesday, August 10, 1982, Page 8; Washington State Library
Alvina Pearl Berg
Alvina Pearl Berg, 86, of 183 Russell Road, who had been residing at Rest Haven Nursing Home since March, died there Saturday.
Born May 3, 1896, in Prince Burg, Minn., she married Roy Arthur Berg Feb. 2, 1922, in Breckenridge, S.D. He died in 1972.
Mrs. Berg, a homemaker, moved here in 1961 from Sedro Woolley.
She is survived by three daughters, Joyce Van Rossum of Bremerton, Betty Bazell of Yakima and Barbara Stancer of Ukiah, Calif.; two sons, Roger A. of Astoria, Ore., and Roy A. Jr. of Santa Maria, Calif.; a sister, Anne Notaboom of Clearlake, Skagit County; two stepsisters, Sadie Ensch of Clearlake and Alice Knott of Arizona; a stepbrother, Clarence Pheifer of Clearlake; 14 grandchildren; and seven great-grandchildren.
Services will be Wednesday at 1 p.m. at Miller-Woodlawn Funeral Home. Interment will be at Miller-Woodlawn Memorial Park.
There will be visitation this evening from 7 to 8 p.m. at the funeral home.
Memorials may be made to First Church Memorial Fund, 1221 Chester Ave., Bremerton 98210.
Roy Arthur Berg (1972) - Sedro Wooley, Washington (Sedro-Woolley Courier-Times, Washington State Library)
Joel Russell Clough (1953) - Clear Lake, Washington (Sedro-Woolley Courier-Times, Washington State Library)
Ethel (Knott) Clough
Sedro-Woolley Courier-Times, Wednesday, April 5, 1978; Washington State Library
ETHEL M. CLOUGH
Ethel M. Clough, age 88, a resident of Clear Lake, died Monday, April 3 at the United General Hospital following an extended illness. She was born in Minnesota on May 19, 1889.
Her marriage to Joel R. Clough took place November 28, 1911 in Danube, Minnesota. She has lived in Clear Lake since 1929 except 10 years in Bremerton from 1963 to 1973. Prior to coming to Clear Lake the family lived in Wilmar, Minnesota.
She is survived by a daughter, Mrs. Marjorie Roth of Tacoma; two sons, Conrad W. Clough of Clear Lake and Russell J. Clough of Moses Lake; four sisters, Mrs. Anna Noteboom of Clear Lake, Mrs. Alvina Berg of Bremerton, Mrs. Sadie Ensch of Burlington and Mrs. Alice Knott of Flagstaff, Arizona; one brother, Clarence Phiefer of Mount Vernon; six grandchildren, 12 great grandchildren and numerous nieces and nephews. She was preceded in death by her husband, Joel in 1951, a son James in 1945, and a daughter Candyce in 1918.
Funeral services will be held Thursday, April 6 at 2 p.m. at the Lemley Chapel with Pastor Lloyd Hawkins of the Clear Lake Community Covenant Church officiating. Interment will follow in the Sedro-Woolley Union Cemetery.
Memorials were suggested to the Clear Lake Covenant Church of which Ethel was a member since 1929.
Elmer C. Cooper
(From undated, unsourced news clipping inside the Memorial Service Program for Elmer E. Cooper)
Elmer C. Cooper, 84, Olympia, died Friday, Aug 28, 1992, in Evergreen Convalescent Center, Olympia.
He was born May, 8, 1908, in Medina, N.D., to Daniel and Blanche (Peterson) Cooper. He was married to Hazel J. Hartse in 1935 in Glendive, Mont. Mr. Cooper was an Olympia resident for 42 years.
He was a member of Trinity Lutheran Church, Olympia.
surviving Mr. Cooper, besides his wife of Olympia, are a son, Richard, Olympia; two daughters, Lenice Huntley, Olympia, and Darlene House, Chehalis; also numerous grandchildren and great-grandchildren.
Visitation hours are from 1 p.m. until 5 p.m. Sunday, Aug 3-0, and from 9 a.m. until 1 p.m. Monday in Olympic Funeral Home, Tumwater. The funeral service for Mr. Cooper will follow at 2w p.m. Monday in the funeral home. The Rev. Ted Kriefall of Trinity Lutheran Church will officiate. Interment will be in Olympic Memorial Gardens, Tumwater.
Arrangements are by Olympic Funeral home, Tumwater.
DEN ADEL DIES FROM INJURIES; (From The Lynden Tribune, January 28, 1915) Submitted by site coordinator. Whatcom County, Washington, Rootsweb 3 February 2005. Whatcom County obits "Da-De" 16 September 2010.
Abraham Den Adel, died Wednesday morning at five o'clock, after lingering four days in an unconscious condition as a result of injuries received when he was struck by an automobile. Den Adel never rallied after the accident, and Dr. F. L. Wood, the attending physician, held out scant hopes of his recovery. Den Adel was engaged in cleaning the pavement Saturday afternoon on West Front Street. He was running his scraper from South to North on the street in front of the Hanover residence, when a machine driven by Sam Palmer, going west, drew near. Mr. Palmer turned out to the left to pass him. Den Adel, who had not heard the automobile swung around suddenly to retrace his steps. Mr. Palmer made a heroic effort to avoid striking him, but was unable to make the turn quickly enough. The fender knocked Den Adel in the left hip, and threw him against a high bank at the side of the street, where he fell on his head. The machine ran into the bank, damaging the front wheel. Den Adel was carried to the Ben Hoftiezer home, where he was cared for. Death came as a result of concussion of the brain.
Mrs. Oldenmeyer, Jack Jacoby, Marie Bauman, and Miss Betsey Hoffiezer were eye-witnesses of the accident. Mrs. Oldenmeyer said that Palmer was driving at ordinary speed and that Den Adel turned in front of the machine so suddenly, that it was impossible to avoid striking him. Den Adel would have been thirty six years old Saturday. He was a native of Kansas. His loss is mourned by a widow and four children, Alvin, Gladys, Peter, and the baby, four weeks old, who has been named Abraham in memory of his father. Other relatives are his mother and father, Mr. and Mrs. Peter Den Adel, his brothers, William Cornelius and Peter, and his sisters Mrs. F. G. Knott, Mrs. H. Bol and Mrs. Tony Leenders, all of Lynden, and a brother, Henry, who lives in Minnesota. A sister Jennie, died on Jan. 27, 1913, exactly two years before him. General sympathy is expressed, not only for the Den Adel family, but also for Mr. Palmer, who during the many years of his residence in Lynden, has won the esteem of the community. No provision is made for street cleaners under the industrial insurance act of the state. In the larger cities the street cleaning department is under the civil services and is provided for in that way, but at the time the law was passed, no attention was given to those in third and fourth class cities. Funeral services will be held in the Reformed Church Friday afternoon at 1:45, the Rev. J. G. Brouwer conducting the services in the Holland language and the Rev. J. G. Breen in English. Six members of the Volunteer Fire Department, of which Den Adel was a charter member, will act as pall bearers. The firemen will attend the funeral in a body.
DEN ADEL, William;(From The Lynden Tribune, March 8, 1917) Submitted by site coordinator. Whatcom County, Washington, Rootsweb 3 February 2005. Whatcom County obits "Da-De" 16 September 2010.
Funeral services were held Wednesday afternoon for the late William Den Ade, who passed away on Sunday following a continued illness. The Rev. C. Heines of Seattle conducted the services at the Reformed Church on Grover Street which was filled by a gathering of relatives and friends. Den Adel is survived by a widow, and father and mother, Mr. and Mrs. Peter Den Adel. He was 29 yrs., 8 months old. He was born in Iowa, and came to Washington twelve years ago.
Derek S. Edzenga (1950) - Clear Lake, Washington (Sedro-Woolley Courier-Times, Washington State Library)
Courier-Times, Sedro Woolley, Washington, 21 January 1976; Washington State Library
John Ensch, age 78, a resident of Clear Lake since 1921, died Wednesday, January 14 in Sedro-Woolley. He was born September 20, 1897 at Ramsey, North Dakota.
His marriage to Sadie Phiefer took place in Mount Vernon in 1921 [sic].
Mr. Ensch served with the U. S. Army during World War 1. He had been employed as a millwright, working in the lumber and shingle mills of this area, retiring in 1963.
He was a member of the George Baldridge Post American Legion, Clear Lake Lodge No. 286 I.O.O.F., Cedar Crest Grange and a charter member of the Clear Lake Volunteer Fire Department.
Survivors include his wife, Sadie, at the family home; one daughter, Mrs. Robert (Jackie) Mooney of Seattle; one brother, Leon Ensch of Kennewick, a granddaughter, Nan Mooney of Seattle and a number of nieces and nephews.
Funeral services were held Saturday, January 17 at the Lemley Chapel with past Lloyd Hawkins of the Clear Lake Community Covenant Church officiating. Casket bearers were Wm. Van Slagren, Dale Allen, Brick King, Lloyd Culver, Orville Tingley and Jack Turner. Interment followed in the Hawthorne Lawn Memorial Park in Mount Vernon.
Courier-Times, Sedro Woolley, Washington, 27 July 1995; Washington State Library
Sadie Ensch, 91, of Clear Lake, died July 14, 1995, at the Skagit Valley Convalescent Center. She retired as postmistress at the Clear Lake Post Office in 1965. Cremation was under the direction of Lemley Chapel. Interment was at Hawthorne Lawn Memorial Park.
Johanna (Kratz Meyer) Hoge (1923) - Winnetka, Illinois (from Ruth Humphrey)
Imke (Emma Pesman) Knott (1917) - Raymond, Minnesota (from Gerri Ekblad)
Fred G. Knott
Bellingham Herald, Bellingham, Washington, 3 Aug 1953, Funerals, Knott (Washington State Library)
Fred G. Knot, age 78, of 2521 Monroe St., passed away in a local hospital Saturday, August 1. Mr. Knott had resided in this community for the past 40 years and was a retired machinist. Surviving relatives include the widow, Mrs. Lena Knott at the family home; four sons, Clarence F. of Port Angeles, Harley of Pt. Townsend, Arthur L. of Blaine, and Ralph of Renton; three daughters, Mrs Mable Astel of Seattle, Mrs. Dorothy Perry and Mrs Laura Phelps of Bellingham; eight grandchildren and four great-grandchildren; numerous nieces and nephews. The remains rest at the funeral home of Harlow-Hollingsworth where services will be conducted by the Rev. C. C. Hovda Tuesday, August 4 at 1:00 p.m. Final resting place, Greenacres Memorial Park.
George H. Knott
Walla Walla Union Bulletin, Tuesday, January 23, 1962, p. 5; Washington State Library
George Knott Dies at Age 76
George Henry Knott, 76, died Monday evening at his home, 514 Sycamore.
Knott was born June 20, 1885, in Evanston, Ill. In 1910, he married his wife, Neva, in North Dakota. The couple moved to the Puget Sound area in 1916 and to Walla Walla seven years ago. Knott was a past master of Cedar Crest Grange at Clear Lake, Wash. He had worked as a farmer and logger. He is survived by his wife at the home; three sons, Henry Knott in Arabia, Gordon Knott of Walla Walla, and Norman Knott of Olympia; a brother, Ray Knott of Phoenix, Ariz.; three sisters, Mrs. Anna Noteboom of Lynden, Wash., Mrs. Ethyl Clough and Mrs. Alvina Berg, both of Seattle, five grandchildren; and two great-grandchildren.
Pasco – Former Walla Walla resident Gordon Knott, 86, died June 22, 1998, at Our Lady of Lourdes Health Center.
Those who wish may call until 5 tonight, from 8:30 a.m.-5 p.m. Thursday and 8:30-10:30 a.m. Friday at Colonial-DeWitt Funeral Home, 19 E. Birch St. The funeral will be 1 p.m. Friday at Emmanuel church with the Rev. Elliott Hull officiating. Burial will follow in Blue Mountain Memorial Gardens, Myra Road. The ritualistic graveside service will be conducted by VFW Grant Farmer Post No. 992.
Mr. Knott was born May 14, 1912, in Powers Lake, N.D., to George and Neva Jones Knott. He attended schools in Clearlake, Wash., and graduated from Sedro-Woolley (Wash.) High School in 1932. He studied forestry and range management at Washington State College. To get to WSC, he walked across the North Cascade Mountains from Sedro-Woolley to the Methow Valley and rode freight trains to college.
After two years at WSC, he became a faller for logging operations throughout the Northwest, using a cross-cut saw and an ax to cut the huge virgin timber of that era. Many trees he felled took more than two days to bring down.
He and former wife Ada Schreindl were married in 1941 in San Francisco. In 1942 he enlisted as a private in the U.S. Army and was discharged as a warrant officer in 1946. He was with Army Intelligence in the Pacific Theater, fighting against the Japanese during World War II.
He began a new career in engineering in 1946 as an instrument-man for the Bureau of Indian Affairs.
He moved to Kennewick in 1950, where he worked on construction of McNary Dam for the U.S. Army Corps of Engineers.
Four years later he transferred to the Corps’ Walla Walla District headquarters and studied to obtain his professional engineer certification. He supervised runway construction in Karachi, Pakistan, moving his family there. He transferred to Korea in 1959, and spent 12 years becoming fluent in Korean and a confidant of the Chung family, founders of Hyundai Corp.
He was involved in clandestine operations during the Vietnam War, supplying remote outposts. In 1970 he returned to the United States and began another career in the Tri-Cities, learning to become an industrial electrician for the Lamb Weston Corp. He retired after 22 years in 1990. His courage and wry humor characterized his life.
While in Walla Walla, he was a member of Emmanuel Lutheran Church, International Order of Foresters, the American Society of Professional Engineers and the VFW.
Surviving are two daughters, Adene Jacobs of Vancouver, Wash., and Marcia Sanders of Seattle; a son Greg Knott of Winthrop, Wash; five grandchildren; and seven great grandchildren. Two brothers preceded him in death.
In Loving Memory of Gordon Knott 1912 1998
Funeral Services at Emmanuel Lutheran Church
Friday, June 26, 1998 at 1:00 P.M., Walla Walla, Washington
Officiating Pastor Elliott Hull
Douglas Sanders, Daniel Sanders, Warren Sanders, Edward Russell, Greg Knott
Ritualistic Graveside Services by VFW Grant Farmer Post No. 992
Interment Blue Mountain Memorial Gardens, Walla Walla, Washington
Colonial-DeWitt Funeral Home, 19 East Birch Street, Walla Walla, WA
Grace (Knott) Korteling (1948) - Chicago, Illinois (Chicago Daily Tribune; ProQuest Historical Newspapers at Newberry Library, Chicago)
Max Karl Meyer (1937) - Winnetka, Illinois (Chicago Daily Tribune; ProQuest Historical Newspapers at Newberry Library, Chicago)
Anna L. (Knott Edzenga) Noteboom (1993) - Clear Lake, Washington (Sedro-Woolley Courier-Times, Washington State Library)
Bertha Kraatz Knott Phiefer
Bertha (Kratz) Knott Phiefer (1934) - Cear Lake, Washington (Sedro-Woolley Courier-Times, Washington State Library)
Seattle [Washington] Post-Intelligencer, p. 25, 16 May 1950 ;Washington State Library
Phiefer, John, 13810 8th Ave. S.W., aged 51 years. Husband of Anna Judith; father of Wayne Orille of Ninitchik, Alaska; Merle Gene, Vancouver, Wash; Mrs. Avis Petersen, Seattle; son of John Phiefer; brother of Mrs. Alice Knott, both Great Falls, Mont; Leonard Phiefer, Sedro Woolley; Mrs. Sadie Ensch, Clear Lake, Wash., and Clarence Phiefer, Seattle; also one grandson. Member of International Union of Operating Engineers, Local No. 302. Services today, Tuesday, 7 p.m., from the Evans Funeral Home, 8740 Greenwood. Remains will be taken to Willmar, Minn., for interment.
Whidbey, News Times, Oak Harbor, Washington, Thursday, 28 November 1974; Washington State Library
Funeral services for Leonard Phiefer were held from the Chapel of the Bartleson-Wallin funeral Home Wednesday with the Rev. Raymond Heffernan of St. Augustine’s Catholic Church officiating. Interment followed in Maple Leaf Cemetery.
Mr. Phiefer was born in Holland, Minn., Oct 25, 1900. He died suddenly at his home Nov. 23. He has been a resident of the Oak Harbor area since 1966
He married Lenora Mitchell in Sedro-Woolley Aug. 13, 1946. Mr. Phiefer served with the U. S. Army during WW II and he was a member of George Morris American Legion Post of Oak Harbor.
He is survived by his wife, Lenora, at the family home, three daughters, Mrs. Patricia Hamilton of Deming, Wash., Mrs. Madeline Raasina of Oceanside, Ore., and Ms Pamela Phiefer of Oak Harbor, one son, Leonard Phiefer with the U.S. Navy, stationed aboard the USS Hancock; two sisters, Mrs. Alice Knott of Arizona and Mrs Sada Ensch of Clear Lake, one brother, Clarence of Mt. Vernon, and five grandchildren.
Pallbearers were Dennis Hamilton, Dean Hamilton, Bruce Chamberlain, Brant Raasina, Richard Stewart and Arthur Majarus.